AWS Snow Family
What is AWS Snow Family?
AWS Snow Family is a group of devices that transport data in and out of AWS.
AWS Snow Family devices are physical devices.
They can transfer up to exabytes of data.
One exabyte is 1 000 000 000 000 megabytes.
AWS Snow Family include three device types:
- AWS Snowcone
- AWS Snowball
- AWS Snowmobile
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AWS Snowcone is a secure and small device.
It transfers data.
It is made out of 8 TB of storage space, 4 GB of memory, and 2 CPUs.
AWS Snowball has 2 types of devices, described in the table below.
|Snowball Edge Storage Optimized devices||Snowball Edge Compute Optimized devices|
|Great for large-scale data migrations||Great for services that require a large amount of computing resources.|
|Have 80 TB of HDD storage space for object storage||Have 42 TB of HDD storage for object storage, and 7.68 TB of NVMe SSD storage space for AWS EBS block volumes.|
|Have 1 TB of SSD storage for block volumes||Work on 208 Gib of memory and 52 vCPUs.|
AWS Snowmobile moves large amounts of data to AWS.
It can transfer up to 100 petabytes of data
One petabyte is 1 000 000 000 megabytes.